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Every Canadian permanent resident who is not yet a citizen should hold a valid PR Card. PR cards for newly landed immigrants are issued by Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) upon arrival. CIC are also responsible for dealing with lost, stolen or damaged PR Cards.

How to get a new PR Card:

  • Complete the application form
  • Gather your documents:
    • Your passport
    • Your Confirmation of Permanent Residence (COPR) or Record of Landing
    • PR Card
    • Canadian ID (Driver’s License for example)
    • CRA Notice of Assessment
  • Make photocopies of your documents
  • Pay the Fee
  • Submit application and photocopies to IRCC
  • Get your PR Card in the mail
How much does it cost to get a PR Card?

It costs CDN $50 to replace or renew a PR Card. If you are applying to immigrate to Canada the cost of your PR Card will be included in your visa application fee. All new immigrants are issued with a PR Card after landing in Canada.

My PR Card has been stolen, what should I do?

You must contact the Citizenship and Immigration Call Center immediately and inform them of the theft. You should also inform the police. You must fill out an application form for a new card and pay the $50 application fee.

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